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Any identity “me” (whether personal or collective!) cannot be independent or sovereign, as its very definition is invariably in contrast to (and hence dependent on!) another. So, both its existence and its independence are illusory. Whereas, I am — as the entirety of existence, as OneSelf — already always so!


And this is what the phrase Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्), from the Maha Upanishad, actually points to… It is not about the feel-good generosity of an identity Hind that embraces the rest of the world (the other) as family; it is the realization of no other in the first place!

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When we say, “It gives me great joy to do this…” we are unconsciously in error. Aside from a harmless manner of speaking, this arises from our entrenched misconception that the source of joy is extrinsic to us, including located in our doing. (Doing) something doesn’t give us joy; we bring joy to (doing) it!

To know whether we are bringing joy to something, we only have to see how we are being when that something is taken away! (And not promptly replaced by something else.) Then we know if it is the habitual rush of experience — the concoction of hormones associated with egoic thoughts of (and addictions to) “getting there,” “getting it done,” success, achievement, validation, empowerment, control, “fun”… or if it’s just joy.


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All study is of (temporary) phenomena; all stories are of (personal) experience. When we combine the two, it’s all even more tenuous! Once there is Realization, there is disinterest (neutrality) in study and story, with direct and pure interest in (embracing of) phenomena and experience. Everything may be observed or enjoyed, and nothing need be interpreted or claimed.

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Forgiveness, as an act or effort done unto another, is unnecessary the moment there is the realization: I am all there is. Once “the other” is wholly recognized as I (in the form of a reflection/ aspect/ opposite of “me”), the question of needing to forgive doesn’t arise. The reflection/ aspect/ opposite is embraced and dissolved in the space of I, and there is no other left to forgive, and no “me” left to act as forgiver. Forgiveness just happens. Rather, gratitude happens. Grace happens. (Nothing happens.)

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Love (and total acceptance) is never about looking away, glossing over, pulling wool over one’s eyes, or making up feel-good stories via “positive thinking.” It is about seeing with total and unmitigated clarity what is — just as it is — being able to call it as such if necessary… and still being perfectly okay with it as it is, free of aversion toward what is, or craving for it to be another way (and vice versa). This includes the experiential/story realm, knowing well that it is an experience based in limited perception. 

It’s just motherly concern and affection! Uhm, no, it is control and domination. They’re just having fun, displaying pretty pictures every weekend! No, they are indulging in narcissism. It’s a fundraiser for a good cause! No, it’s a lavish party in a lavish venue with rich people assuaging guilt conscience. It’s lawful immigration procedure! No, it’s a madman cruelly locking up people at whim. It’s just protecting my privacy. No, I told a lie. (more…)

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As I open my ballot to vote, I smile that we vote with our consciousness — energy frequency — not with our ballot or the preferences we mark on it per se. When we vote to fervently and vehemently oppose someone, we vote them in just as much as those who vote to support them, even if the numbers in the near-term can be turned. If one understands energy, one sees that the vehement opposers of Obama voted him in even as they marked their ballots otherwise, and the vehement opposers of Trump voted him in, in the same way! An energy of opposition magnifies that which it opposes, into manifestation!

As we vote this time around, we can be aware that while we may turn the tide on numbers one way or another in each opportunity, we won’t change anything about what festers and brews underneath, and keeps periodically breaking the surface and bursting forth like the volcanos in Hawai’i, unless our own bubbling pain and triggers dissolve in acceptance, into neutrality. From neutrality arises true preference; until then one is driven by triggers into re-activity, re-en-acting the same thing in cycles of changing tide.

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The prevalent misconception about acceptance arises from the mind equating acceptance with resignation, or with condoning “evil.”

The paradox is that acceptance of evil — Loving it in neutrality, which means to dissolve one’s own triggers to it — is the true end of “evil.”

How so? Since one’s own triggers/reactivity provide (energetic) sustenance to evil and keep it alive, the end of the triggers/reactivity is the end of such feeding and sustenance. Acceptance, of course, means wholly accepting one’s triggers as well — without venting/acting them out — and so embraced, they dissolve!  

Experiment and see. Notice how the tiniest trigger dissolving within, corresponds “soon” to its matching phenomenon disappearing from your immediate experience. (The common belief is that the phenomenon is triggering me, but actually, the phenomenon is a manifest reflection of my triggers!) Now “scale” this to mass consciousness…

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